Come for the mounting horror and scares, but stay for a devastating examination of the nature of family secrets. - New York Times book review
[A] scary, highly entertaining debut...that pays homage to Shirley Jackson. - South Florida Sun Sentinel
An Indie Next pick! A Library Reads Pick! The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense. Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed "The Lost Village," since she was a little girl. In 1959, her grandmother's entire family disappeared in this mysterious tragedy, and ever since, the unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were left--a woman stoned to death in the town center and an abandoned newborn--have plagued her. She's gathered a small crew of friends in the remote village to make a film about what really happened. But there will be no turning back. Not long after they've set up camp, mysterious things begin to happen. Equipment is destroyed. People go missing. As doubt breeds fear and their very minds begin to crack, one thing becomes startlingly clear to Alice: They are not alone. They're looking for the truth...
But what if it finds them first? Come find out. RELENTLESSLY CREEPY. --Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger (An NPR Best Horror Novel) IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP READING. --Ragnar Jonasson, author of The Island Readers will revel in the chills. - Booklist
Author: Camilla Sten
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.30h x 6.30w x 1.20d
Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/01/2020 pg. 51
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2020
Publishers Weekly 01/11/2021
Booklist 02/01/2021 pg. 30
Library Journal 02/19/2021 pg. 1
About the Author
CAMILLA STEN has been writing stories since she was a young girl and is famously one of the most important sounding boards for her crime-writing mother, Viveca Sten. In 2019, she stepped out of her mother's shadow and published the now internationally acclaimed, hair-raising novel The Lost Village. Rights for The Lost Village have been sold to seventeen territories around the world including film and TV. The book was one of seven shortlisted for the best translated crime award on ThrillZone.nl and is currently on Polish Goodreads shortlist for The 2019 Best Book Award in the horror category. An ever prolific author, Camilla is already working on her next psychologically intense suspense novel, all while travelling the world and putting the finishing touches on the first part of her dark and atmospheric YA series.